ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Rodrigo Matheus - Galerie Nathalie Obadia - Bruxelles - September 7th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:18:16 +0000 Ron Gorchov - Albert Baronian - September 8th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:42:57 +0000 Bruno Serralongue - Albert Baronian rue de la Concorde - September 8th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:45:33 +0000 Taryn Simon - Almine Rech Gallery Brussels - September 8th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM <div class="right"> <div class="text body-text"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to announce American artist Taryn Simon's sixth solo exhibition with the gallery. Simon will present for the first time in Belgium her series&nbsp;<em>Paperwork&nbsp;and the&nbsp;Will of Capital</em>.&nbsp;The exhibition&nbsp;will be comprised of&nbsp;large-scale&nbsp;color photographs and sculptures&mdash;the artist's first foray into the medium,&nbsp;which were debuted at the 56th&nbsp;Venice Biennale&nbsp;in 2015.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In her work, Simon combines photography, text, and graphic design, in conceptual projects addressing the production and circulation of knowledge, and the politics of representation. For this latest project, Simon explores the stagecraft of power, examining agreements, contracts, treaties, and decrees drafted to influence systems of governance and economics, from nuclear armement to oil deals and diamond trading.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As the starting points of <em>Paperwork</em> <em>and the</em> <em>Will of Capital</em>, Simon drew inspiration from George Sinclair&rsquo;s 19th century horticultural study &ndash; a book containing dried grass specimens that inspired Darwin&rsquo;s theory of evolution &ndash; and historical photographs of the signings of political accords between leaders of the 44 countries present at the 1944 United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In uncovering these archival photographs, the artist observed that the attending diplomats&nbsp;were consistently flanked by&nbsp;floral arrangements, arranged to symbolize the importance of the signatories and the institutions they represented. Simon subsequently worked with a botanist to identify and recreate the flowerpieces from the signings. More than 4,000 specimens were shipped to the artist&rsquo;s New York studio, sourced from the world&rsquo;s largest flower auction in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, which receives and distributes approximately 20 million flowers per day. The recreated centerpieces were photographed and custom framed in mahogany to emulate the style of boardroom furniture. The corresponding floral specimens were subsequently dried, pressed, and sewn into sheets of archival herbarium paper, which Simon&nbsp;displays alongside the photographs. The photographic still lifes stand in contrast to the sculptural <em>natures mortes</em>: as time advances, so will these artifacts transform, revealing mutable versions of themselves.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Paperwork and the Will of Capital</em> invites the viewer to reflect upon the instability of political decision making and the precarious nature of survival. Like the Dutch 17th century paintings of so-called &lsquo;impossible bouquets&rsquo; &ndash; a bouquet of flowers that could never bloom naturally in the same season and geographic location &ndash; each photograph is a fantasy made tangible. By focusing on the flower arrangements, the photographs underscore how the stagecraft of political and economic power is created, performed, marketed, and maintained.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Taryn Simon (born in 1975) lives and works in New York City. She graduated from Brown University and was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.&nbsp;Recent exhibitions include&nbsp;Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2016);&nbsp;Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris (2015);&nbsp;Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris (2014);&nbsp;Museum Folkwang, Essen (2013); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); Tate Modern, London (2011); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2011); and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007). Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, the Guggenheim Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.</p> </div> </div> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:02:35 +0000 Jean Prouvé - CAB - September 8th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The CAB is pleased to announce its 2016 &ndash; 2017 programme, with a permanent feature in the shape of a 6x6m House, created by Jean Prouv&eacute; (1901-1984).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The 6x6m demountable houses produced in 1944 are based on the portal frame principle, which Prouv&eacute; started to develop around 1939. This new building method involved raising a structure on which standardized panels would be affixed. Prefabricating components allowed for fast and adaptable constructions, whatever the size of the house (6x6, 6x8, 8x8&hellip;).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the end of World War II, many areas needed rebuilding. This was the case in the Alsace-Lorraine region, which had been bombed heavily. Housing that was fast to produce and build needed to be designed. Jean Prouv&eacute; worked on standardizing architecture, meeting the demand for reconstruction by designing prefabricated, standardized and cheap components. More than offering stylish forms, this talented architect and designer fulfilled a need in a specific historical context.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While scarcely recognized in his lifetime, Jean Prouv&eacute; did leave an undeniable legacy, through major museum exhibitions as well as by lending his name to prestigious schools and prizes. Today, he constitutes a major reference in the field of architecture and design.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As its historical value speaks for itself, the house will first be on view with only period furniture and video documentaries, from 8 till 24 September. Such presentation, stripped of the superfluous, echoes the simplicity and sobriety of Jean Prouv&eacute;&rsquo;s work.</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:18:50 +0000 Merlin Carpenter - dépendance - September 8th 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:08:52 +0000 Didier Vermeiren - Galerie Greta Meert - September 8th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:14:55 +0000 Mimmo Jodice - Galerie Greta Meert - September 8th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:18:35 +0000 Joachim Koester, Stefan Pedersen, Juliaan Lampens, Jonathan Muecke - Galerie Jan Mot - September 8th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:05:58 +0000 Guy Mees - Galerie Micheline Szwajcer - September 8th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:13:35 +0000 Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Fred Bervoets - Galerie Rodolphe Janssen - September 8th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">From September 8th to October 8th, 2016, Rodolphe Janssen is pleased to present <em>Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel and Fred Bervoets: works on paper from the St&eacute;phane Janssen collection</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1966, St&eacute;phane Janssen opens his first gallery in Brussels, on the avenue Louise. For 10 years, he organizes numerous exhibitions dedicated amongst others, to the artists Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn, Karel Appel, Bram van Velde, Fred Bervoets, Roger-Edgar Gillet, Reinhoud, C&eacute;sar and Oscar Dom&iacute;nguez. In 1976, St&eacute;phane settles in the United States and closes his gallery definitely, to devote himself to his collection.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sharing his father&rsquo;s passion, Rodolphe Janssen opens his own gallery, on rue de Livourne in 1991.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This year, to celebrate the 25 years of Rodolphe&rsquo;s gallery as well as the 50th anniversary of the opening of St&eacute;phane&rsquo;s, father and son wanted to organize an exhibition side by side, telling a family story, a shared passion for contemporary art, a tradition of art dealership spanning over half a century and two parallel paths, even though quite different.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will present a selection of works on paper from the 50&rsquo;s to 70&rsquo;s, of artists from St&eacute;phane&rsquo;s former gallery. Following a renewed interest from the contemporary art world for the CoBrA movement, Rodolphe found it important to highlight the major role played by his father in the 60&rsquo;s in the promotion of CoBrA and his support to those who have pursued the adventure to this day.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Indeed, today, the CoBrA movement benefits from a huge surge of interest in the United States and Europe. Major contemporary artists, such as Joe Bradley, Mark Grotjahn, Chris Martin, Eddie Martinez, Bjarne Melgaard and Julian Schnabel, do not hide their filiation with the CoBrA artists over the last decades. Concurrently, internationally renowned galleries are now paying attention to the movement, with the estates of Karel Appel and Asger Jorn being represented by respectively Blum &amp; Poe in Los Angeles and Petzel in New York. Moreover, institutions are dedicating solo shows to CoBrA artists, such as the Karel Appel retrospective at Centre Pompidou (2015).</p> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:30:44 +0000 Chris Martin - Galerie Rodolphe Janssen - Livourne 32 - September 8th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:35:45 +0000 Sven Augustijnen - La Loge - September 8th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:40:09 +0000 Michael Van den Abeele - Levy.Delval - September 8th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:41:37 +0000 Farah Atassi, Christian Hidaka, Raphaël Zarka - Michel Rein Brussels - September 8th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:45:34 +0000 Paulo Monteiro - Office Baroque - September 8th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:20:47 +0000